Welcome to Mrs. Smith's Fourth Grade Class!
I was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. I have an older brother, Sean, and sister-in-law, Jill, who live in Chicago, IL. I attended Riverdale High School. I have a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in Political Science and Educational Studies. Then, I went on to complete a MA in Education Policy at Teachers College @ Columbia University in New York, NY, where I resided for eight years. While I lived in New York, I worked for different non-profit agencies, Junior Achievement and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship that partnered with New York City Public Schools. As I was working with teachers and students in those schools, I tapped into my desire to be an educator. I taught at The Town School, an independent school, for two years in 1st and 4th grades. I moved back to Tennessee to finish my teaching certification at MTSU.
I have been married for just over a year to my husband, Jared Smith. You might have seen him at Hoover Paint Store. My hobbies are reading, baking, traveling, jogging, Zumba, playing with my two dogs, Pepper and Sadie, and cat, Brindle, and watching the Tennessee Titans.
I love being a facilitator of learning for children and anticipate teaming up with you to help your child learn and grow, academically and socially.